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Disruption in the C-Suite: How the push towards digital transformation is changing the CxO dynamic

Published By: Apptio     Published Date: Jul 16, 2019
We know that digital transformation is changing the economics of IT, but is this influencing CXO dynamics and strategic decision-making? To determine this, the Financial Times (FT) Focus partnered with Apptio to survey more than 550 C-suite leaders in technology and finance globally. Download this FT Focus report to discover how to: - Bridge the trust gap and ease tensions between the Office of the CIO and the CFO with accountability and real-time data - Leverage digital transformation to foster greater collaboration and avoid creating blurred responsibilities across the C-suite - Help leaders at global brands embrace AI, reskilling, cloud, Agile, and decentralized decision-making to move at hyperspeed and deliver value.
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Apptio

Consolidate with Confidence

Published By: Prophix     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Discover how best-in-class organizations are using financial consolidation as the catalyst to better strategic financial analysis and business decision making. Learn about how the best finance operations deliver faster, more accurate and more automated close and consolidations. Hear about Space Saver a Prophix customer and how his company uses Prophix for financial consolidation and to help them plan their product inventories, their product discounting strategies, and their product mix.
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financial consolidation, best practices, prophix, productivity, competitive advantage, business analytics, database development
    
Prophix

Financial Consolidation

Published By: Prophix     Published Date: Jun 03, 2016
Prophix financial consolidation is the springboard to strategic financial analysis and better business decision making.
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best practices, financial consolidation, financial analysis, prophix, business analytics, business intelligence, productivity
    
Prophix

Unit4 Prevero - more power and flexibility with integrated planning

Published By: Unit4     Published Date: Apr 12, 2019
Looking for a smarter way of financial planning and budgeting? An integrated financial planning tool makes the annual budgeting process more effective and efficient, and with one centralized source of truth it is always up-to-date. Learn how Unit4 Prevero can transform your budgeting and forecasting process: from integrating operational budgets, automating key processes, supporting multiple scenario simulations, through to using artificial intelligence and deep machine learning to improve accuracy of data and power your decision making.
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integrated financial planning, unit4 prevero, corporate performance management, cpm, financial planning, corporate budgeting, forecasting, artificial intelligence, machine learning
    
Unit4

North America's strategic CFOs are powering success

Published By: SAP EMEA Global     Published Date: Nov 22, 2017
Rapid innovation, disruptive competition, and intensive investments in new technologies tend to characterize the North American marketplace. Thus, it stands to reason that chief financial officers in North America are more involved in strategic decision-making than CFOs in other regions, and that they leverage technology to automate routine operations so they can focus on strategic concerns.
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growth, regulatory, efficiency, automation, influence, finance function, core
    
SAP EMEA Global

Making Healthcare Technology Decisions with Limited Evidence

Published By: Hayes, Inc.     Published Date: Jul 27, 2016
Hospitals and health systems are scrutinizing costs and being forced to make tough decisions affecting patients and their own financial status.Health technology acquisition, standardization, and utilization decisions are becoming ever more important as the costs associated with making wrong decisions continue to escalate. With the array of new technologies clamoring for attention, utilizing evidence is the foundation for meaningful decisions.
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hospitals, health systems, technology acquisition, standardization, healthcare, enterprise applications
    
Hayes, Inc.

Beyond the Software: How 5 Financial Services Companies Use Optimization to Change Decision Making

Published By: FICO     Published Date: Sep 02, 2016
Leading businesses have aggressively adopted prescriptive analytics to assess the different outcomes of potential decisions and identify the best one(s) for handling a future scenario. As companies progress their use of advanced analytics, they derive exponentially more value from their data and decisions. These five case studies highlight how five banks are using FICO optimization to boost portfolio profits by 26% or more; increase approved transactions by $100+ million; and even generate 6:1 ROI in just six months.
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prescriptive analytics, fico, advanced analytics, fico optimization, portfolio profits, roi
    
FICO

The Ins and Outs of Virtual Credit Cards

Published By: Comdata     Published Date: Jul 05, 2017
If you are involved in purchasing or financial decision-making for your company, you have likely heard the excitement surrounding virtual credit cards (also known as electronic or epayables) over the last few years. The payment industry is moving increasingly towards paperless vendor payments, and it is important to understand how they can benefit your business and what to look for in a virtual payment provider as you research solutions for your business.
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Comdata

Linking Financial and Operational Planning to Steer Business Performance

Published By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 16, 2018
In this on-demand webinar from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Sherri Liao of The Hackett Group and Jim Collins of IBM discuss the steps your organization can take to link financial planning to operational decision making more effectively. You’ll hear about: Simplifying and amplifying reporting Optimizing decision-making: Predictive vs. historical analytics Aligning finance and operations Reporting beyond finance to include cross-functional measures of performance The path to building a World-Class finance organization
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operational planning, financial planning, planning analytics
    
IBM

Aligning Finance and Operations to Improve Decision Making

Published By: IBM     Published Date: May 23, 2018
Learn how to get started creating timelier, more reliable financial and operational plans, analyses and forecasts.
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planning analytics, financial decision making, operational plans, forecasting
    
IBM

Increase Forecasting Accuracy and Achieve Better Operations Planning

Published By: Group M_IBM Q119     Published Date: Feb 28, 2019
Companies of all sizes have a critical need to match supply and demand as efficiently as possible, in order to quickly capture maximum demand at the lowest possible cost. This tutorial will walk you through a demand forecasting and planning solution that can help you deliver more accurate demand forecasts, optimized operations to satisfy demand, and a complete operational and financial plan that the business can use in practice. In this tutorial, you will explore the following key capabilities: Improve decision-making in a single workspace with IBM Planning Analytics Deliver timely, reliable plans and forecasts with the addition of SPSS Modeler Create optimal demand plans with the addition of IBM ILOG CPLEX Optimization Studio
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Group M_IBM Q119

How Financial Services Firms Can Shift from Data Hoarding to Decision-Making

Published By: Workday     Published Date: Sep 19, 2018
Hoarding data isn’t doing much to help your financial services firm if you can’t easily combine data from multiple sources and quickly run analytics. But there is a way to turn those heaps of data into actionable insights to get clearer answers to your biggest questions and better drive your firm’s strategy. Read the blog to learn how to improve your back end to go from data hoarding to decision-making.
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Workday

The Rise and Rise of FP&A

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: -The evolution of the FP&A function -How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap -Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Anaplan

The Rise and Rise of FP&A, FSN Paper

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 02, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: • The evolution of the FP&A function • How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap • Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Anaplan

The Rise and Rise of FP&A, FSN paper

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Apr 09, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: • The evolution of the FP&A function • How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap • Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Anaplan

Five Ways To Accelerate The Financial Close

Published By: Global Software     Published Date: Aug 13, 2018
Streamlining the close process is the new imperative for many financial executives in order to keep pace with the speed of information coming from various mediums. When financial information is released weeks after the period end, the risk is that this information is perceived and received as old news and less relevant for management decision making. This amplifies the perception of the finance department acting as the “back office” and just another cost center inside the organization.
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financial, executives, management, organization
    
Global Software

Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System

Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Jan 02, 2014
Learn the 4 essential features to bring your accounting system out of the Stone Age. Modern businesses are, by their nature, complex. But if you're using an accounting system that forces you to struggle with manual processes—limiting your flexibility and draining your productivity—you might as well be stuck in the Stone Age. But there's great news! It's 2014, and there's never been a better time to make the move to a modern accounting system. What features should you look for? Download our new checklist, "Essential Features of a Modern Accounting System," to learn how the right accounting system can help you: • Automate financial processes and optimize workflows to fit your organization's business processes. • Access real-time data to drive business insight and improve decision making. • Lower IT costs and reduce technology risks with a best-in-class cloud architecture.
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accounting, modernizing account system, automate financial processes, business processes, real-time data access, best-in-class cloud architecture, business analytics, business intelligence, business management, business process automation, business process management, business technology
    
Intacct Corporation

the 7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close white papet

Published By: Intacct Corporation     Published Date: Oct 02, 2015
Like it or not, the accounting function is in the news distribution business. The demand for financial performance information is high and the pressure for more timely information is even higher. A fast close improves the timeliness of information, aids decision making and is a value-enhancing proposition for the business. To continue adding value, the CFO and controller must find ways to speed up their financial close processes and report financial results before they become old news. Download this white paper and learn the "7 Steps to a Faster, Better Close" including how to: • Identify the hidden traps and pitfalls bogging down your accounting processes • Drive process improvement and collaboration within your organization • Gain visibility and timely access to critical financial and operational information through application integration • Utilize modern accounting technology to accelerate your close with automation
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Intacct Corporation

The Rise and Rise of FP&A

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: -The evolution of the FP&A function -How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap -Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Anaplan

The Rise and Rise of FP&A

Published By: Anaplan     Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals have witnessed evolutionary changes in budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analysis processes. Through innovative advancements in technology and the application of big data within these processes, the FP&A function is empowered to transform into a strategic business partner. In “The Rise and Rise of FP&A,” a paper written by FSN and sponsored by Anaplan, you will learn about: • The evolution of the FP&A function • How FP&A teams harness big data and close the talent gap • Why FP&A can become a top contributor to forward-focused decision-making
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Anaplan

The future of financial planning and analysis (FP&A): Robotized and digital

Published By: Infosys BPM Ltd     Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
The role of FP&A professionals during the first two weeks of the month entails rushing for month closure, gathering data sets, reports, and scrutinizing, processing and analyzing data in Excel workbooks in discussion with the top management. Increasing revenues, optimizing costs, and aligning with the overall business strategy are a few familiar goals laid down for financial planning and analysis (FP&A) professionals. These goals trickle down from finance leaders who are under constant pressure to provide accurate and timely reporting and analysis to support effective decision making. Read on to know how can digitizing FP&A help the finance team to make more robust decisions and be a key part of the finance transformation.
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Infosys BPM Ltd

Enhancing the effectiveness of rolling forecasts with a four-part best-in-class approach

Published By: Infosys BPM Ltd     Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
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Infosys BPM Ltd

Criteria Used by Financial and Corporate Decision Makers to Choose a Vendor

Published By: CFO.com     Published Date: Sep 21, 2011
CFO magazine explored trends in the procurement of technology, financial services and other services by U.S. corporations. The study, "The Senior Finance Team and Corporate Purchasing Decisions: Product and Service Investment Plans, Vendor Selection Process, and the Impact of Media on the Decision Making Process" identifies the extent and types of purchases that companies will make, the role of the finance team in corporate purchasing decisions, the criteria used for vendor selection, and the trends and influence of various types of media on vendor choices.
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cfo.com, technology, financial services, company purchases, vendor selection, media
    
CFO.com

Extending Planning & Forecasting with Analytics

Published By: Destination Analytics     Published Date: Apr 06, 2012
This analytical platform ultimately enables their organization's most important measures - including revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as measured by EBITDA - to outpace the financial outcomes of the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness in decision-making.
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ibm, technology, netezza, analytics, enterprise analytics, business analytics, customer relationship management, customer satisfaction, customer service, application integration, analytical applications
    
Destination Analytics

What Financial Executives Value in a Business Partner

Published By: gyro     Published Date: Sep 10, 2015
This article explores how to connect with this unique group by dialing up the logic without losing the human element. In this article, find out how to bridge the gap.
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financial executives, line of business, lob, decision-making, logic, partnering
    
gyro
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